Protect Your Baby

For the last 5o years companies have been focused on controlling cost by making products last longer, making product smell better, or foam up instantly, go on your skin smoother. This has created many new compounds that may appear to be safe but after years of being in the marketplace now have health concerns. This is the main purpose of this book is to keep you informed since your child cannot understand the complexities of the world we live in. In the past year, more and more media concerning the safety of babies and I believe this is only going to continue.

Here are a few facts of concern

The American Cancer society estimates 75% of all cancers are cause by environmental sources.

Many Environmental compounds can cause cancer or Asthma in children. Asthma is a common chronic disease among children in the United States.

163 infants all tested positive for at least one Phalate, 81% for 7 or more phalates, Univ of Washington study published in pediatrics Feb 2008In a 2002 to 2003 CDC study CDC scientists detected BPA Bisphenol A in the urine of nearly 93% of the 2,517 people tested, children had the highest content OXYBENZONE (BENZOPHENONE-3) is a common ingredient used in sunscreen for children, this compound has major health concerns and should not be used on children, Sweden recently determined OXYBENZONE is unsafe in young children and has issued a warningTriclosan was detected in the urine of nearly 75 percent of the people tested in the same CDC study, another common ingredient with health concerns and unknown long term risk exposureWhy should I be concerned and how are the babies being exposed to Phalates, BPA Bisphenol A , Triclosan, OXYBENZONE (BENZOPHENONE-3)?

Many products you likely have in your house include some ingredients that have been shown to be dangerous. What makes one soap, shampoo or lotion safer than another? It is the ingredients that make up the whole product. Some ingredients are safe while other are more toxic. Your baby's immune system is much weaker than your own and baby's are more sensitive to chemical exposures.

As a consequence of a child's immaturity and small stature, certain activities and behaviors specific to children place them at higher risk to certain environmental agents (Chance and Harmsen, 1998).